By Kweronda Ambrose
Police in Kabale district are holding five suspected serial murderers who reportedly murdered an electrician Conrad Ninsiima, whose body was found dumped on Saturday morning in Nyamabare cell, Rushaki ward, Kabale Municipality.
The suspects have been identified as the proprietor of Bombocha bar and lodges, Pasiono Besigye, and his other two staff members including Ben Kakuru, and Sam Niwahereza, the manager of standard hotel, Medard Atwebembeire, and Amos Turinawe, a resident of Nyamweru Sub County.
The body of Ninsiima aged 32, a resident of Nyarukonkoromi cell, Rushaki ward, Southern division that was buried yesterday, was found dumped at the roadside in Nyamabale cell, on Rushaki-Rugyendeire road, before he was slaughtered at Bombocha bar and lodges in Kigongi ward, Central division, in Kabale Municipality.
However, the relative of the deceased Ronald Ayebare told our reporter that on Saturday night at around 8:00pm, Amos Turinawe visited the vigil and told them how his fellows told him to visit the vigil to spy and give them feedback.
He narrated how they met Conrad in Kigongi near Uganda Revenue Office along Kabale-Mbarara high way on his way home and convinced him to go to Bombocha bar and lodge to buy him a drink where they later murdered him in room number four using a knife and his blood was collected using a red basin, during that time of slaughtering.
The Nyarukonkoromi LC1 Chairperson village Patrick Mugabe said that Turinawe led them to Bombocha, where they murdered the deceased in the night of Friday which forced them to rush him to police for further interrogation.
Turinawe told them that they have been killing people before taking their blood for sacrifice and the deceased was the 6th person, targeting their blood.
The Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson Elly Maate confirmed that the deceased was cut on the neck and his blood taken.
He added that they are also hunting for the night watchman at Bombocha, the driver of the vehicle that transported body of Ninsiima to Rushaki, and the boda boda rider who was allegedly hired to transport the blood to Lake Bunyonyi where it was allegedly sold, as they also interrogate the suspects to lead them to others.